Saturday, July 29, 2006

Even healthier Caramel and Fudge Pie

Decided if the avacado can hide so well, what else can?


about 1 cup almonds
3-4 soaked dates (small)
1 T coconut oil

Vitamix it, and press into pan. Freeze while preparing the rest.

Fudge Filling:

1 to 1 1/2 c. soaked cashews
1/2 tsp salt, or less
1 tsp. vanilla
1 T cacao nibs (optional)
1/4 c carob
2 T cocoa
1 avacado
2-3 big handfuls spring mix greens (Yes, lettuce!)
7-8 dates, soaked. I was out of agave. =)
1/4 c. coconut oil, or more if it doesn't seem creamy enough.
1 T maple syrup

Vitamix it.

Caramel topping:

1 cup soaked cashews (I may need more)
1 - 2 T maple syrup
a little salt

I made the crust, left the vitamix unrinsed, then made the fudge. Now I'm going to make a yummy chocolate drink with the remains. Oh, and I'm not putting the caramel on yet, so the first layer can harden more.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Caramel and Fudge Pie

Crust (if desired--it can just be fudge):

1 cup almonds
1 c pecans
a few dates
1-2 T coconut butter (oil)
a little water, if needed

Press into pie pan and stick in freezer


1/4 t salt
1 cup soaked cashews
1 avacado
1/2-1 cup coconut butter
1/4 c cocoa (or grind real Cacao nibs)
1/4 c carob
1/2 c agave nectar
1 t vanilla
3 dates, soaked until soft
up to 1 tsp peppermint (if desired)

Blend in vitamix

Caramel Sauce

1 1/2 c soaked cashews
2-3 T maple syrup (grade B)
a little salt

Blend in vitamix

Refrigerate. Sprinkle with cacao nibs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Carob Green Drink aka Chocolate Milkshake

This one is really tastey. I used to make it without the greens, but when I found I could add a handful or two of greens, and the kids were none the wiser, I do it all the time now.

1-2 handfuls greens (spinach, spring mix, kale, whatever)
1/4 c almonds
about 1 c almond milk or water
1 frozen banana
1-2 T carob powder
1 T Vanilla soy milk powder (optional)

Blend in Vitamix

Chocolate Chip Smoothie

1/4 c almonds
1 cups almond milk (or less if you want a thicker shake)
1 frozen banana
8 ice cubes
1/4 c (or less) cacao bits
a little honey or date bits are even better

Blend in Vitamix.

This is my current favorite!

Berry Green Smoothie

1 handful of baby spinach
1 handful spring mix
1 frozen, very ripe banana
1 handful mixed berries (raspberries, marionberries, blueberries)
6-8 ice cubes
about a cup of almond milk

Blend in Vitamix, on high for extra smooth.

This drink is actually "berry" purple, and conceals the greens from picky eaters.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Lemon Sesame Snackers

2 cups sesame seeds
2 T lemon juice
2 T honey


I'm going to try soaking the seeds first, to see if it reduces the sesame flavor. You get used to it though. Very high in calcium.

Sweet Treat Crackers

3 batches of pulp from almond milk (probably 4 or 5 cups)
2 cups flax seed, soaked overnight
1 cup buckwheat, soaked overnight (could use more of this)
1 1/2 cups rolled multigrain
1 banana
1/4-1/2 c honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 T. coconut oil

Dehydrate--we'll see how many hours. I'm doing 2-3 at 145 degrees, then I'll drop it to 115.

Protein Balls

1/2 cup oats - (in food processor until broken up)
add the following to the food processor until a mealy texture.
3/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup ground flax seed
4 dates (I used raisins)
Remove from the processor to a bowl and add approx 2 T raw honey.
Stir together. Shape into small balls and roll the balls in HEMP SEED.

Cheese Sauce

1 1/2 c cashews
3/4 c chopped bell pepper
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup nutritional yeast,
3 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 c water and sea salt to taste.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


2 cups Flax seeds – soaked
1 cup Buckwheat – soaked
1 Red Pepper – chopped
1 cup Celery – chopped fine
1 onion – chopped
Nama Shoyu to taste
garlic powder to taste
Mix all ingredients well and Dry in Dehydrator @ 105 * turn over and dry thoroughly.

Mint Cheese Cake

Here's the recipe I ended up using. It was a hit! The crust comes from
"Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine" and the filling was what I got from Loves
Life. Enjoy! Cristi

Raw Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
2 C. pecans (soak 1 -2 hrs., drain & rinse)
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. fresh ground pepper
1/4 t. Celtic or Real Salt

Process all ingredients in a food processor with the "S" blade until the
mixture becomes sticky and forms a ball.
Press into pie plate and chill while making filling.

1/2. c. raw cacao nibs, ground into powder (use blender's dry container)
3/4 c. agave nectar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. peppermint
1/4 t. Celtic or Real Salt
1 c. cashews (soaked 1 hr. or more, drain & rinse)
1/2 avocado
1 c. coconut oil

Put cacoa powder, agave, vanilla, peppermint and salt into blender. Mix
well, let sit, & mix again.
Mix in cashews and avocado. Blend in, scrape down sides of blender and mix
Blend in coconut oil, scraping down sides.
Put into crust and chill 3 to 4 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh
raspberries or strawberries.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Raw Corn Chip Recipe

Raw Corn Chip Recipe

4 cups corn, cut off of the cob
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno, diced
1/3 cup red union, diced
1/3 cup ground flax seed

Blend all in a food processor and then dehydrated for 12-15 hours.
Measurements are flexible, of course.